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Kindle still has a shot

Kindle still has a shot

Theres a number of players who will be competing for jobs in Thursdays pre-season finale with the Rams in St. Louis. Thats life in the NFL.
Theres also a number of interesting stories which will play out during and after that game. It would be nice if the Ravens win, but the outcome means nothing. What does mean something is the performance of those players who are trying to gain a roster spot.
One of those guys is Sergio Kindle. Hes been through so much, which has been well-documented over the past two years. You get a sense that people with the team are hoping he can pull it off, especially since hes battled so many things and dealt with such tough problems.
But defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Kindles still kind of in that group whos status isnt sure.
I think he has certainly made some great strides here in this camp and in the OTAs and the whole thing, really coming back after all that time off, Pees said when talking to the media this week. To his credit, he has really come a long way, and I feel good about him.
Kindles shown some flashes of good things in the pre-season as well as growing pains. But thats typical. Remember, even though this is technically his third year with the teams, hes kind of a rookie due to all of the problems hes been through. And rookies go through up and down times until they find their ways.
So Kindles got a chance to make some noise in the final game. He appears to have a shot at making the team if everything shakes out the right way.
Where that is right now, it still is kind of to be determined, Pees said. So, this is kind of an important game for him.

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Max Scherzer thoroughly enjoyed the All-Star experience in D.C.

Max Scherzer thoroughly enjoyed the All-Star experience in D.C.

All-Star Weekend is entertaining for fans and provides and much-needed break in the 162-game MLB season.

It’s not all just for fun, though. Following his start Tuesday night, Max Scherzer shared the benefits of being able to spend a few days sharing a locker room with players from across the league.

Being in the clubhouse, talking to veterans, talking to guys who have been here, getting to know everybody, getting the personalities, you can actually learn a lot from the other players in the league. They’re watching you, they’re watching your team and you get these conversations and it’s great. You’re talking about everybody and you find little things in the game that make them successful and what made you successful and see if you can get better.

Scherzer also didn’t hold back when talking about how great a job the city and his team did hosting the rest of the league. This is his sixth season as an All-Star, so he's speaking from quite a bit of experience.

It was awesome, what an atmosphere. I thought we were a great host team, all the other players in here loved the facilities and the treatment they received - D.C. did it right.

So according to Max Scherzer, the All-Star Game is great, but All-Star Weekend in D.C. is as good as it gets.

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